Hawaii in film

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Hawaii’s lush treetops, historic volcanoes, and stunning views have drawn hundreds of filmmakers to the islands over the last century.  From adventure and thrillers to rom-coms and arthouse films, Hawaii has become a character itself.  We pick some of the most iconic movies to have been shot on the islands—add them to your list before […]

Bringing whales and mankind together

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As part of our #LetHawaiiHappen charity campaign, we’re proud to be partnering with the Whaleman Foundation. Last week, we spoke with founder Jeff Pantukhoff about the Foundation’s mission, conservation work, and celebrity ambassadors.   Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Jeff Pantukhoff began his life pretty far from the ocean. At the age of 6, Jeff’s family […]

Leis, luaus, and hula, oh my!

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When you’re done basking in the warm glow of the tropical sun and riding unforgettable waves, take some time to experience a slice of the Hawaii’s rich culture . Hula your way around the island, enjoy the local cuisine and learn what it really means to live Aloha. The Hula Grass skirts. Coconut bikini tops. […]

Hawaii by Air, Land, and Sea

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  One of Hawaii’s most unique features is its ability to wow from land, in the air, and by sea. From helicopter tours to whale watching trips, you’ll be able to soak up every inch of nature during your next Hawaiian getaway. By Air What better way to catch a glimpse of the bright blue […]

Surf’s Up! Surfing in Hawaii

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Put on your boardshorts (or swimsuit) and throw up a shaka. No trip to Hawaii is complete without catching a wave or two. Never stepped foot on a surfboard? Hawaii has some of the best breaks for beginning surfers, and plenty of surf academies to get you up and shredding. Before paddling out, we have […]

Eat Like a Local in Hawaii

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Hawaii offers so many options to choose from when planning a visit:  Which islands to go to?  What adventures to go on?  Where to indulge in the best, traditional Hawaiian foods? To make your trip planning a little bit easier, we’ve gathered a list of some of the top restaurants on each island, because let’s […]

The Making of a Mai Tai

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Looking for a good drink? Order up a mai tai – the original form of the word (Maita’i) is the Tahitian word for “good”. While this fruity, rich cocktail is synonymous with Hawaii, it actually originated in California – though two parties have always vied for the title of creator of the mai tai. Victor […]

Get To Know Hawaii’s Volcanoes

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Do You Have the Aloha Spirit?

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Mahalo! You may have heard this widely-used Hawaiian word as a term used to express gratitude; however, ‘Mahalo’ is more than just a word.  It stands as a one-of-a-kind expression of admiration and respect experienced throughout Hawaii.  The state’s welcoming culture is brought to life through the concept of placing other’s wellbeing ahead of one’s own.  […]

The Best Things to Do on Each Hawaiian Island

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While we recommend that you spend a little time getting to know each island, we know you may have to choose a handful to visit – or just one. To make choosing a little easier, we’ve curated the single best thing to do on each island. (Plus, did you know that there are actually around 130 […]

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